By any metric, the Angels were an average team last season.
An 80-82 record, 4.33 runs allowed per game (ML avg. was 4.38), 4.20 runs scored per game (4.38) placed them very firmly in the middle of the road.
So it is hard to pick out one area in which they are especially weak. Catcher seems to be one, though.
With Mike Napoli gone, Jeff Mathis is now the natural selection behind the plate. That is mainly due to a lack of anybody else to play the position.
His career batting average, in 333 games, is just below the Mendoza line, at .199.
Add to that defensive struggles (7 E, 6 PB) and it is clear youngsters like Bobby Wilson will have a shot at landing the starting job in 2011.
That news is unlikely to make any Angels fans especially happy, but Mike Scioscia has few options.